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    2011 Marks the 150th Anniversary of the start of the American Civil War.  The Civil War lasted but four years and was fought on home lands and in small communities. Three milllion Americans fought in over 10,000 battles across the country.
   To help commemorate this important part of American history,
Homestead Folk Toys
has assembled the following Civil War Collection.  We believe that they will become a featured part of your gift shop offerings.
#206-CW Civil War Dice games--Traditional wooden dice game package.  Includes 3 wooden dice and detailed rules for seven easy-to-play Civil War-era historical dice games. 

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civil war dominoes
#208-Wooden Dominoes--Complete set of double-six dominoes with traditional playing rules, all contained in a wooden box with a  sliding lid.    A  popular Civil War campfire game. 
#209-Nine Pins Bowling--Play outdoors or indoors with the classic historical folk game.  An  extra bowling pin is included for playing the Civil War game of 10 pins.  Includes cloth carrying bag and rules for play. 
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#303-CW Civil War Cup and Ball Toss Toy--Popular folk toy of the Civil War-era.  This historical folk toy  is mentioned in several period journals.  In those days, children often painted the cup and ball in Civil War flag or uniform colors.
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#319-CW Civil War Signal Whistle--During the Civil War, bugles and drums were normally utilized to convey commands to the troops.  Not every unit, however, had a trained bugler at hand.  Signal Whistles were then used, particularly when vocal commands were not effective.  Includes  examples of typical  whistle signals.
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#407-CW  Make Your Own Goose Quill  Pen--Make a quill pen, as used by the soldiers during the Civil War.  Soldier often  used these when writing home to their loved ones.  Includes recipes for berry ink and walnut ink and directions to fashion the goose quill into a pen. 
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#506-CW Civil War Cinch Puzzle--This puzzle dates back to the American Civil War-era.  The puzzle was so named because it resembled the cinch  blocks used to tighten the tent ropes.  Solution included.
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#702-CW  Civil War  Handkerchief Doll Kit--Handkerchief dolls were popular during the Civil War-era.  Supplies were scarce in those days.  Therefore, any dolls and toys needed to be fashioned from ordinary household materials.  Our  historical Handkerchief Doll kit contains materials to make and ‘lace’ one traditional doll.  
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#703-CW Civil War Clothespin Doll Kit--The Clothespin Doll was  a staple in the Civil War-era.  Children often created dolls that reflected their imaginary roles in the war.  Our exclusive kit includes instructions  and materials to make 1 Union  and 1 Confederate soldier, with their respective battle flags. 
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#814 Civil War Drumsticks--Drummers played an important role during the Civil War, signaling various commands to  soldiers, both in camp and in the battlefield.  Boy  drummers were very common at that time and could be found almost everywhere.    Our Civil War Drumsticks package includes  solid wood drumsticks and detailed history card .
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#818-CW   Civil War Harmonica--Popular instrument  found around most Civil War campfires.  Excellent quality 10 hole (20 note) harmonica in the key of C, for harmonica players of all ages.  Includes history, basic instructions and simple tunes. 
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#819-JCW Civil War  Jaw Harp--The jaw harp was also very popular around Civil War campfires.  One period journal records that “…seems that every soldier has one those ‘THOSE THINGS.’”  Includes history and playing instructions. 
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#1001 Civil War  Recipes--Historical sampling of Civil War-era recipes, gathered from soldiers’ diaries and other period sources.  Illustrated with etchings of the time  and featuring historical information throughout the book. 32  pages.
#104-CW Civil War Clay Marbles--Traditional set of clay marbles hand-rolled as they were in the days of the Civil War.  Packaged with game bag and period marbles games rules.  Includes 12 clay marbles and 1  clay marble shooter.  
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#710-CW  Civil War Plantation Doll Kit--These little dolls became popular in the southern United States around the time of the Civil War.  These dolls were often made for the children living on the plantation to role play.  This kit makes one black folk doll and one white folk doll. 
For questions about our exclusive Civil War collection and how they may fit into your   gift shop or history center please call or email:
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